Ozopure creates autonomous testing system

Ozopure’s OZCAR pilot system enables experiments on a technical scale, with just a 230 V connection and cooling water. Italian manufacturer of ozone generators, Ozopure International, has developed the OZCAR compact pilot system to allow potential customers to find out whether ozone could be right treatment technology for their application. Ozopure has been developing ozone […]

  • 25 Feb 2021
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GEA wins award for whey separation concept

The IDEAL whey separation concept offered the jury answers to key marketplace issues. The German Agricultural Society (DLG) and its trade partners have recognised GEA at its digital award ceremony on 23 February with the International FoodTec Award in silver for the company’s new IDEAL whey separation concept. This year, the renowned technology prize was […]

Flowrox offers complete filtration picture

The Flowrox Smart Cube collects the data. System is configured as read-only, so it is completely safe and cannot disturb the process control in any way. Operators at the filtration plant of Finnish metal producing company Terrafame lacked detailed information about the performance of its tower press filters. A local filtration specialist suggested its Smart […]

IDA postpones World Congress until 2022

The 2022 IDA World Congress and Exhibition will provide knowledge-sharing and interaction for participants related to the use of desalination and water reuse solutions. After close consultation with its Australian government partners, the International Desalination Association (IDA) has decided to postpone the 2021 IDA World Congress, which was originally scheduled for 7–11 November 2021 to […]

Warden Biomedia MBBR moves to pilot plant trials

KTP Associate Anjani Parsotamo, who researched MBBR technology for her Masters degree at Cranfield. Warden Biomedia’s moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) media, designed to give enhanced nutrient removal to meet the challenges of AMP7, is currently being tested at Cranfield University’s National Research Facility for Water and Wastewater Treatment. The MBBR process, which uses specially […]

Pentair appoints chief transformation officer

Adrian Chiu is joining Pentair plc’s executive leadership team as executive vice president, chief transformation officer from 1 March 2021. Chiu currently serves as vice president, Total Rewards and Human Resources Information Systems. In his new role, Chiu will report to John Stauch, Pentair president and CEO. “Adrian has a demonstrated track record of leading […]

  • 22 Feb 2021
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SPX Flow adds direct drive to centrifuge line

SPX Flows vertical disk stack centrifuges provide high-performance separation and clarification solutions for the dairy and beverage sectors. SPX Flow has expanded its Seital centrifuge line with direct drive models which require less energy and maintenance and take up less space and are designed primarily for use in the dairy and brewing industries. SPX Flow’s […]

A compact hybrid batch/semi-batch reverse osmosis (HBSRO) system

Desalination The research article ‘A compact hybrid batch/semi-batch reverse osmosis (HBSRO) system for high-recovery, low-energy desalination’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 504, 15 May 2021, 114976). Abstract Batch reverse osmosis (RO) is a promising approach to high-recovery desalination. It has low energy consumption, but system size increases sharply with recovery because of the need for […]

Centrisys to supply sewage sludge thickeners for New Hampshire project

A Centrisys THK350 sewage sludge thickener. Centrisys Corp is providing three sewage sludge thickeners to the US City of Manchester, New Hampshire for the Department of Public Works – Environmental Protection Division’s solids train project. The Centrisys order consists of three THK350 sewage sludge thickeners and upgrades to all existing decanter centrifuge control panels. All of the […]

New filter coating helps fight viruses

The Active Shield filter is designed for indoor air purifiers, for use in cabin air filters in transportation and in industrial filtration settings. The patented technology uses a sonochemical assistant treatment and ultrasound waves to coat filtration media with metal-oxide, giving it antiviral and antibacterial properties. The copper-oxide impregnated into the Active Shield filtration media […]

Polish ethanol plant selects Whitefox’s membrane technology

BGW Sp zoo, a Polish ethanol producer, is to install a Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system from Whitefox Technologies at its 108 million litres per year plant in Rbczyn, Poland. The Whitefox system is designed to produce up to 400 000 litres per day of anhydrous ethanol. The project is due to start up towards […]

NX Filtration provides NF membranes for Swedish power plant

The dNF installation that produces drinking and process water from highly coloured surface water in Sweden. ProMinent has installed a water treatment system based on NX Filtration’s hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes to produce drinking and process water for the Forsmark power plant in Sweden. The feed water is taken from a local, highly coloured lake […]

Veolia to deliver 53 packaged wastewater treatment units to Kuwait

Veolia Water Technologies Gulf is to provide 53 AnoxKaldnes Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) packaged sewage treatment plants for installation throughout Kuwait. The contract, secured from Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons (Al-Kharafi), covers the supply, supervision, installation and commissioning of the packaged plants. The Veolia technology will enable 40 000 m3 of water to be […]

Microdyn-Nadir launches treatment module

Each module can treat up to 24 m³/day for municipal applications and 12 m³/day for industrial applications. Microdyn-Nadir, the Membrane Solutions segment of Mann+Hummel has introduced its BIO-CEL EASY, a packaged, standalone wastewater treatment module equipped with membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. The modules are for use at airports, hotels, hospitals, and other similarly-sized establishments that […]

Optimization framework for the design of reverse osmosis desalination plants

The research article ‘An optimization framework for the design of reverse osmosis desalination plants under food-energy-water nexus considerations’ has been published in Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 503, 1 May 2021, 114937), Abstract Due to a growing population, globally depleting water supplies, as well as the effects of climate change, demands for water are ever increasing. Reverse osmosis desalination […]

Our top filtration stories in January

Filtration+Separation’s most-read stories in January 2021 include our coronavirus coverage, Valmet’s new marine water treatment technology and Porvair’s high flow industrial HEPA filters.   1. Covid-19: How the filtration and separation industry is responding Face masks, respirators, meltblown production, donations and more.   2. Valmet introduces marine water treatment The new advanced Valmet marine water […]

H2O Innovation expands in membrane chemicals

H2O Innovation Inc has acquired the remaining 76% of the issued and outstanding shares of Spain’s Genesys Membrane Products SL (GMP). The Canadian company already had a 24% stake in GMP through the 2019 acquisition of the UK’s Genesys. GMP started out as the technical service partner of Genesys, and over the years has developed […]

Veolia builds new mobile water services facility in Germany

Render of the new facility in Heinsberg. Veolia Water Technologies is investing €20 million in a new regeneration and recycling service centre with mobile water treatment technologies and assets in Heinsberg, near Düsseldorf, Germany. The facility, which will regenerate and recycle the resins used in the mobile water treatment process, will support operations and customers […]

The environmental impact of polymeric membrane production

Journal of Membrane Science The research article ‘Assessment of the environmental impact of polymeric membrane production’ has been published in Elsevier’s Journal of Membrane Science (Volume 622, 15 March 2021, 118987). Abstract Polymeric membranes are important in advanced separation technologies because of their high efficiency and low environmental impact. However, procedures for membrane production are far from sustainable […]

Energy Recovery wins second contract award

The new Ultra PX energy recovery device will support the industrial wastewater treatment of a natural gas plant in the Sichuan Province of China. Following its first contract to support the operations of a chemical manufacturer in central India, Energy Recovery has announced a second contract award for its new Ultra PX energy recovery device, […]

UAE sustainable water awards open for entries ​

The third cycle of the UAE Water Aid Foundation’s (Suqia UAE) water innovation awards has opened for registrations offering total funds of US$1 million for solutions to the challenges of water scarcity. The biennial award consists of four award categories including Projects, Individuals, Research & Development and the newly created Innovative Crisis Solutions award. The […]

Weir finalizes sale of Oil & Gas division to Caterpillar

The Weir Group plc has completed the sale of its Oil & Gas division to Caterpillar Inc for an enterprise value of US$405 million. Weir’s joint venture partner in Saudi Arabia-based Arabian Metals Co (AMCO) is buying the UK company’s 49% stake in AMCO. As a result, the cash proceeds from the sale of the Oil & […]

TMC Compressors to supply filter systems for Bacalhau FPSO

Norway’s TMC Compressors is providing a marine compressed air system for the Bacalhau floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that is being built for the energy company Equinor. TMC will supply the FPSO’s complete compressed air system consisting of several large offshore screw compressors, air dryers and filter systems. “This is a major FPSO […]

Xylem recognised for LGBTQ workplace equality

The Human Rights Campaign Foundations 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Xylem has earned a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, a US benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Xylem is one of 767 US businesses that earned top marks this year. “At […]

Sulzer closes acquisition of Nordic Water

Nordic Water is now a Sulzer brand. Image copyright Sulzer. Sulzer has completed its SEK1.2 billion acquisition of Nordic Water, the Swedish supplier of water treatment technology. Gothenburg-headquartered Nordic Water provides screening, sedimentation and filtration solutions for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. “Nordic Water brings a broad application suite of primary, secondary and tertiary […]

Atlas Copco blower technology for industrial ETPs

Atlas Copcos ZS VSD+ rotary screw blowers deliver 100% oil-free, pulsation-free air for industrial effluent treatment plants. Filter backwashing at a wastewater treatment plant. A sequence batch reactor at a wastewater treatment plant. Requirements for water diffused aeration and filter backwashing in industrial effluent treatment plants are particularly stringent. The cleaning of process waste or […]

9th Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals

9th Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals Temasek Foundation champions sustainability and innovative solutions to improve liveability in an abc World of active and productive economies, beautiful and inclusive societies, and a clean and cool earth. Through the Ecosperity Innovations Call for Proposals, we fund and support ideas and innovations for actual application through commercialisation and […]

Ion exchange membranes efficiently desalinate and treat groundwater

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Top 10 Filtration+Separation business stories of 2020

1. 3D illustration of Covid-19 under the microscope. Image Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock. 3. Freudenberg’s Collectex face mask. 5. A sewn face mask with Hollingsworth & Vose filtration media. In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, it is no surprise to find that our Covid-19-related coverage featured strongly in the most popular business news stories on the Filtration+Separation […]

Recent advances in flow-electrode capacitive deionization

Desalination. The research article ‘Improving the feasibility and applicability of flow-electrode capacitive deionization (FCDI): Review of process optimization and energy efficiency’ has been published in the Elsevier journal Desalination (Volume 502, 15 April 2021, 114930). Abstract Flow-electrode capacitive deionization (FCDI) is a new electrochemical-based desalination technology that addresses the limitations of preceding CDI processes through the use of […]

Flowrox introduces floating aerator

The turbine surface aerator aerates wastewater or natural water in large and shallow basins by efficiently transferring and dispersing oxygen into the wastewater. Flowrox has strengthened its Environmental Technologies product family with the introduction of its floating aerator for industrial and municipal wastewater. The turbine surface aerator aerates wastewater or natural water in large and […]

Aqua free & Lufthansa develop two-stage filtration

The company says the PuriFLY water filtration system removes 99.99999% of all known germs and bacteria and can be retrofitted in most existing commercial aircraft types. German water hygiene specialist Aqua free and Lufthansa Technik have jointly developed a two-stage water filtration system called PuriFLY to ensure increased quality and hygiene of drinking water on […]